Actor Philippe Martin (Francis Lederer) and his married date Yvonne (Liev De Maigret) plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique (Ida Lupino), a publisher's daughter.
An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty.
This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée (Erik Rhodes) feels differently.
French bureaucracy is broadly satirized.
July 23, 2017 Subject:
All the Best Character Actors in one Film
This is a charming little film with some wonderful comedic moments thanks to some of the best character actors of the 1930s.
Roland Young -- AKA: Cosmo Topper
Hugh Herbert -- of "Footlight Parade 1933"
Erik Rhodes -- reprises his character from "Top Hat"
Mischa Auer -- of "My Man Godfrey"
and the wonderful Donald Meek whose portrayal of the judge is a comedic masterpiece (you may remember him as the whiskey drummer, Samuel Peacock, in "Stagecoach").
And many others any fan of the films of 1930s will recognize.
Sit back and enjoy a series of great performances that carry a rather predictable but nonetheless entertaining plot.
June 20, 2010 Subject:
fun in France
A great charmer! It made me happy!
December 14, 2009 Subject:
September 26, 2009 Subject:
One of my favorites
I love this movie; it's got some wonderful social satire, great tongue in cheek humor, and the romance is okay, too (probably it's weakest point, though).
The film quality is fair--and completely black in the theater scenes.
Good leads, but the supporting cast makes it great (especially the judge!)
July 25, 2009 Subject:
Only on a rainy afternoon... I found this film predictable and drawn-out. Yet, liked it enough to watch the whole thing even though I knew how it was going to end. I just had to make sure she ended up with the ... spoiler here ...
I thought the sound had very low volume, even with my speakers all the way up.
July 20, 2009 Subject:
This is a chick-flick for sure. Since I like this type I give it 4 stars. I really enjoyed the court scene.